Scott's Seafood on the River

4.6
4452 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sacramento's favorite seafood restaurant is on the Sacramento River at the Westin Sacramento. The gorgeous dining room affords everyone a view of the River. For breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, Scott's has something for everyone.

With the gentle Delta breezes playing on a summer evening, there is no better dining al fresco in Sacramento. The food, the service, the ambiance all make for an unforgettable experience.

From small, intimate meetings all the way up to a riverside wedding for 200, Scott's catering professionals will plan the perfect event, whether social or business. We take care of every detail from beginning to end.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4452 people are saying
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RichardW
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating at Scott’s Seafood on the River.

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TeresaH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor heaters were nice and warm, the service was great and we had a very enjoyable Sunday brunch.

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JackY
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Exactly what we need to relax and enjoy the rest from our current COVID-19 times. As a front line worker. I have been so tired. My husband planned the day to bring a little joy and rest.
Thanks

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MichaelO
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service! Seating was outdoors so it was a little chilly even with portable heaters.

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Stephen
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorite places to enjoy a meal by the Sacramento River. The outdoor dining experience was great. With all of the COVID restrictions we wanted to enjoy a meal before any new restrictions. The staff and the food are excellent. On a sunny afternoon a pleasurable experience.

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Craig
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Scott's use to have a good menu with a variety of entrees. Their Wuhan Flu menu is very limited. The quality was good as was the flavor and the wait staff was above average.

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EricB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like Scott’s for the seafood...the servers treated us like royalty.

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vipRossM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed in Scott’s. We had a reservation through Open Table and when we arrived they didn’t have a table available. Ten minutes after our reservation time they tried to seat us in an area petitioned off for a baby shower. They moved the baby shower to 1 big table (more than 10 people and tried to seat us next to the baby shower. They did not have anything else available and told us it would be at least another 30 minutes for another table. We are regulars at Scott’s and this was the worst experience we have had there.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!!!

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sactofoodie
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Due to Covid-19, dinner was served on the outdoor patio which was covered and nicely set up for social distancing. The view of the river was excellent. The fire pits were great! The biggest drawback was that it was rather windy and fairly cold, and the food cooled quickly. However, the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner was very tasty and the portions were generous. Service was prompt and our waiter was attentive and efficient. All in all, we appreciated the opportunity to dine out safely in a very nice restaurant. Scott's is to be commended for its safety precautions.

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Maks77
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked our table when restaurants were still seating inside, but again we are eating outside, and that was fine. The wind did kick up by the time we got there at 3 pm, and my only recommendation would be that Scott's buy more portable heaters to move around the outside patio, which is a gorgeous setting right there on the river. So, outside of the fact that we were a bit chilly, everything else was perfect, as you would expect from Scott's. I had the turkey dinner, and every morsel from the turkey and gravy down to the cranberry sauce was absolutely delectable. My son had the salmon which was equally impressive. We love Scott's. BTW, they were doing a brisk trade in takeout. Do not hesitate to order that way. I'm sure it's wonderful.

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MargaretJ
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, had the Thanksgiving dinner. They accommodated my food allergies without any problem. Sat outside with a nice breeze, felt safe.

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CindyM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was really cold and windy Thanksgiving, which really made the experience a challenge. However. They did everything to accommodate our needs.

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vipKCFoodie
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I always enjoy dining at Scott’s. I had a wonderful time celebrating my friends birthday.

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JulieW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed celebrating our 30th anniversary at Scott's. The service was fantastic, as was the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Very romantic with great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding and everything was perfect. A gentleman (I’m not sure who) was kind enough to bring one of the heaters over near our table. He must have seen us looking toward them longingly! We stayed a very long time and had a wonderful lunch visit.
I can’t wait to return

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HelenA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very relaxing, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Dinner was served in a timely manner and our server, Dave or David, was very polite and accommodating. He made our dinner an amazing experience.

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GloriaC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great scene! Service was a bit slow, but it worked out!

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mike
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent food was good but seating outside with cold weather make my soup congeal and my steak cold need more heaters at the patio

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Foodie
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We had a great night.. the food was excellent complement to the chef’s.

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Mike
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott's on the river is our favorite place, excellent food and always friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time and our server was so nice and accommodating. We loved her!!

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Arog
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot for seafood and delicious drinks! The ambiance is elegant, perfect for a date night.

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CathyR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food! We were there on Friday night for Happy Hour for my birthday that had to be adjusted due to the rain. They made it work for social distancing and still celebrate. I appreciated their efforts so much, we went back on Sunday for dinner. Thank you Scott's Seafood for making a signature birthday special!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu and service was great

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Service was a little slow and servers did not seem to be all that into it.

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AndreaC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, but they need more heaters in the outdoor dining area and the service was just okay. A lot of time in between the server checking on us and we waited about an hour for our food to come out.

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LynnS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor patio was set up very well. Plenty of tables that were set up ample distance from each other. Outdoor heaters and fireplaces placed around the patio.

Food was very good.. .. calamari, crab cakes, Caesar salads, fish and chips. Our server was excellent, made sure my husband's coffee was refilled without asking or waiting long. He also allowed us to linger and enjoy the afternoon. We had an enjoyable time.

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DavidC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Can always count on a great time at Scott's. Food,drink and service always above par. Enjoy during sunlight hours great views of the river.

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vipCaroline
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s all support this fabulous restaurant! Our dinners were delicious and the service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the special that was 2 tacos loaded with fabulous spicy shrimp, shreaded cabbage, sourcream sauce, guacamole and home made pico de gallo and chips. It was a huge serving and wonderful.
The staff was also wonderful.

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GlenSalo
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was not great. Ordered filet mignon and scallops. Filet was so so, but scallops were great. The mashed potatoes were mediocre... standard boxed mashed potatoes. Expected better.

Service was okay but had to call server a couple of times.

Cocktail Margarita Mas Fina was outstanding.

Whatever shortcomings exist, the ambiance more than makes up for them. It is truly a beautiful place and we loved it.

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RonG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really excellent. We ate out on the porch and they had heaters and firepits which upped the ambience. The dinner was for a anniversary and it was really special.

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vipCina
Sacramento
87 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was accommodating with our request to sit at the large rounded booth where we were isolated and felt safer. It was too cold to sit outside. The three of us ordered our favorite Pacific Rim salad with calamari, and it didn't disappoint. It was perfect. Our water glasses were refilled without asking. We were celebrating our birthdays and were treated to our dessert. We all ordered the chocolate decadent dessert to go. I shared it with my husband later, but I could have eaten the entire dessert myself! Even deconstructed, it was delicious.

We had a very relaxed and pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I shared our 1 year anniversary here and it was really nice

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williams
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped going here two years ago due to decline in quality, but they're back on point. Ribeye, Fillet, Lobster, Crab cakes, calamari all amazing

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vipMonicaF
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I have never been disappointed when we dine at Scott’s Seafood on the River. As cold weather is moving in, we were so happy with indoor dining again. Tables were spaced apart and shields between those with booths nearby. My husband’s kitchen sink bloody Mary was incredible and he was so impressed with crab stuffed olives and bacon and a colossal prawn garnish. We loved our entrées as well. Definitely going back soon.

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jeremyh
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars!!!!! Service was excellent from start to finish. We enjoyed perfectly fried calamari and prawns for apps. The macadamia nut crusted halibut was cooked perfect. My wife loved the ahi. My son said his fish n chips were better then the ones he had a Phil’s in Moss landing. If your looking for a top notch meal with top notch service. Look no further. Scott’s is it!!!!’

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SARAF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, there was no wait time, and the servers were GREAT! Also, the cocktails were AWESOME!

FAQs

Scott's Seafood on the River offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 379-5959.

Scott's Seafood on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 4452 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.